Michigan News

Takata files for bankruptcy, overwhelmed by air bag recalls

By TOM KRISHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press DETROIT — Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S. today, saying it was the only way to ensure it could carry on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at ...

Fireworks light up Detroit tonight

DETROIT (AP) — The annual fireworks display over the Detroit River is billed as a salute to the excitement surrounding Detroit’s revitalization. The theme of tonight’s Ford Fireworks is “Detroit! Right Now!!” The show by Zambelli Fireworks is produced by The Parade Co. and will ...

FEMA funds being sought

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar and several other officials are asking Gov. Rick Snyder to seek federal emergency aid for central Michigan counties hard-hit by flooding. Moolenaar, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and six other state and local officials said Sunday they ...

Michigan hospital marks 100 years

By SARAH HETH The Holland Sentinel AP Member Exchange HOLLAND, Michigan — Local access to quality health care: that's what Holland Hospital is all about, said Patti VanDort, chief nursing officer and senior vice president at Holland Hospital. “If you can sum up everything, it was ...

5-county parks chief on paid leave during investigation

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — The head of a five-county park system in southeastern Michigan has been placed on paid leave during an internal investigation. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority won’t explain the investigation. But director George Phifer is off the job for now. The ...

Central Michigan rivers still very high after big storms

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Flood warnings remained posted on some rivers in central Michigan, which are above flood stage after intense storms. State police posted photos Saturday of a marine services team helping families evacuate in boats in Midland County. The National Weather Service says the ...

Grand Rapids buys body cameras for some off-duty police

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Police officers in Grand Rapids who are part of a Special Response Team will soon have a second body camera to carry with them when they’re off-duty. The Grand Rapids Press reports that the city commission has agreed to spend more than $15,300 to buy roughly 20 ...

Quarantine seeks to protect hemlock trees from pest

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — The state of Michigan has announced a quarantine to protect trees from an Asian insect that has killed millions of hemlocks across North America. The agriculture department recently announced the hemlock woolly adelgid quarantine. The pest has been found along Lake ...

Some crops getting too much rain, others not enough

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Sporadic rain patterns in recent weeks are making Michigan a tale of two states where agriculture is concerned. The Michigan Farm Bureau says heavy rainfall may ruin crops in central Michigan fields where growers were worried about drought earlier this spring. More ...

Gwinn school district begins 2nd year of major bond projects

By RYAN JARVI Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Following the passage of last year’s voter-approved multimillion dollar bond proposal, work is continuing on multiple fronts to update and expand technology capabilities, and improve buildings and athletic facilities at Gwinn Area Community ...

FIXING A ‘MESS’

City land code overhaul to address range of issues By MARY WARDELL Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — For Marquette city residents interested in “tiny houses,” harvesting fresh eggs from their backyards, or just making simple improvements to their home — municipal land development ...

FAMOUS FRIES

Beef-A-Roo in Marquette wins best fries in the Upper Peninsula By RYAN JARVI Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — The family-owned fast food restaurant Beef-A-Roo in Marquette was voted as having the best french fries in the Upper Peninsula through an online reader poll organized by the ...

Doctors: Officer stabbed at airport recovering well

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and JEFF KAROUB Associated Press FLINT, Mich. — The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch “slash” that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries ...

Snyder makes case for Mich. aerospace sector

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday that some companies based in Europe are considering expanding into Michigan or adding to existing operations there, and he wants to ensure that the state has enough qualified engineers and technicians to fill the ...

Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan

By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system ...

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore announces Ranger program schedule

MUNISING — Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, part of the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has announced its Ranger Program schedule from now through Labor Day. Programs are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Reservations are needed only for specified ...

Snyder urges Michigan House to OK incentives for Foxconn

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder urged the Republican-led Michigan House on Friday to pass economic development tax incentives when it meets in July, saying there is still time to lure a Taiwanese electronics giant to the state despite the cancellation of a vote ...

Citizens Academy touches on use of force, personal safety

By KELSIE THOMPSON Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Use of force by law enforcement has been a topic covered heavily in the news as of lately, particularly surrounding cases that resulted in citizen fatalities. “Police officers are often forced to make touch decisions,” said Clint ...

Milwaukee Bucks get their Michigan man in drafting Wolverines’ D.J. Wilson

By GENARO C. ARMAS AP Sports Writer ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — The Milwaukee Bucks keep getting younger and longer up front. Michigan’s D.J. Wilson is headed to Milwaukee after the Bucks took the 6-foot-10 forward with the 17th overall pick in the NBA draft on Thursday. The 21-year-old Wilson ...

Family settles inmate lawsuit

BIG RAPIDS (AP) — Relatives of an inmate who died after hanging himself in a Michigan jail cell have settled a lawsuit that alleged a deputy was watching Monday Night Football on TV instead of monitoring the man. MLive.com reported Thursday that the federal wrongful death lawsuit against ...